On-going FCH JU PDA for Regions
We are supporting 11 local authorities from across the European Union to develop their concepts for regional hydrogen and fuel cell (FCH) projects into detailed work plans. These projects will accelerate the progress of hydrogen deployment in Europe by providing a blueprint to other regional hydrogen projects, namely those in its Observer Network, as part of a drive towards carbon neutrality.
This section provides the latest information regarding our (Project Development Assistance) PDA for Regions Initiative. The competition ran during Q1 2020, which led to 35 applications, with 11 regions selected for direct assistance and the others invited to join the Initiative’s Observer Network. The PDA activities will run for 12 months, until June 2021.
A virtual kick-off meeting with the PDA Observers Network took place on 3 September 2020. The presentation is available here.
Policy White Paper
During the activities of the Project development Assistance for Regions and as part of the work completed in Močenok, the consultancies compiled a policy white paper to help regions understand and navigate the policy landscape for hydrogen. The paper provides an outline of the legislative environment today and the role hydrogen can play in this framework. It also reviews ambitious policies in place, or under discussion, which provide support for hydrogen production or consumption. This is used to highlight possible area of expansion for hydrogen policy across member states. The document also outlines several key options for intervention in the hydrogen sector going forward based on policy research and pilot activities.
The policy white paper can be downloaded here.